Backspin FrontPage
Backspin FrontPage
HonestReporting.com
Media Backspin
About Media Backspin Contact Media Backspin Media Backspin
  Media Backspin
Backspin FrontPage
 
 
 
Media Backspin RSS Feed   [ About RSS ]
 
Subscribe with Bloglines
 
Add to My AOL
 
Subscribe in Bloglines
 
Subscribe to MyMSN
 
 
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
 
Add to Google Reader or Homepage
 
ARCHIVES January 2011 December 2010 November 2010 October 2010 September 2010 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010
 
 
Media Backspin
« Jeffrey Goldberg's Blogger Disengagement | Main | Is the Special Relationship Unraveling? »

Tuesday, March 16 2010

400 Meters and a Day of Rage

This Reuters snippet on the Hurva synagogue re-opening is factually true, but raises a whiff of a ridiculous accusation:

Hamas and Palestinian officials affiliated with its rival Fatah movement have said the restoration work at the ancient Hurva synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem's walled Old City endangered al-Aqsa, situated some 400 metres (yards) away.

Israel has denied the accusation.

The Temple Mount is a separate geographic entity from the rest of the Old City. To reach it from the synagogue's location in the Jewish Quarter Square, you have to cross the Jewish Quarter, descend to the Western Wall plaza and then ascend a footbridge over the Tyropoeon Valley.

You'd have to undermine the Western Wall and half the Jewish Quarter without being noticed before even reaching the Temple Mount. Even Gaza's best tunnel diggers aren't that good. 

Perhaps illegal Palestinian construction in the much closer area of Silwan also threatens to undermine Al-Aqsa. Anyone for a day of rage?

 

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d834515b7869e201310fa76f66970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference 400 Meters and a Day of Rage:



 

Comments

HR Links


HR Social Media


Featured Blogs


Featured Links

 
Media Backspin